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Elmer Fudd Folk Songs That Hit the Charts as Pop Songs (148* d) RE: Folk Songs That Hit the Charts as Pop Songs 27 Dec 06

The Mockingbird Song, by Inez and Charlie Foxx (recorded by James Taylor and Carly Simon much later)

Isn't that a riff on an old lullaby?

Mock (yeah)
ing (yeah)
bird (yeah)
yeah (yeah)
Mockin'bird, now

Everybody have you heard
He's gonna buy me a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird don't sing
He's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won't shine
He's gonna surely break this heart of mine
And that's why I keep on tellin' everybody
Say yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, uh, oh

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